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BA (Hons)


3 Years
September 2023
Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Explore the deep questions that shape society and our existence as we know it. Philosophy - which literally means the ‘love of wisdom’ – is the original academic subject. It started 2,500 years ago in Plato’s academy and remains as relevant today as it ever was.

Why study with us

  • Philosophy at the University of Central Lancashire is ranked 1st in the UK for student satisfaction (CUG, 2022).
  • You’ll be learning from academic staff who are active researchers, working in fields such as bioethics, professional ethics, philosophy of mind and mental health. Their work feeds directly into the course which helps to make the content unique and stimulating.
  • Undertake work placements in a wide range of community groups and voluntary organisations through the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL).

BA Hons Philosophy - Student Testimonial - James McEnany

What you'll do

  • Our student-lecturer ratio is excellent: you’ll be taught in small classes by staff who know you by name. Friendly advice and support is always available.
  • On this course you’ll expand your critical mind by pursuing searching questions about everything from the nature and limits of our knowledge to the place of thought and reasoning in a successful life.
  • You’ll be encouraged to reach your own philosophical conclusions, and taught how to do this through the use of rigorous argumentation and painstaking logical analysis.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future careers

Our emphasis on transferable skills means that when you graduate you’ll have the confidence and ability to work effectively in a varied range of occupations.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year
Full-time£9,250 per year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14,900 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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